This makes total sense, because they need a new kicker.
No, but seriously….On Monday, Bears General manager and head coach matt Nagy didn’t exactly rule out the team taking a shot at signing Kareem Hunt.
“Obviously there’s a lot of things off the field that he’s got to take care of,” Pace said.
Nagy said he spoke with Hunt on the phone last week, but it wasn’t about playing football.
Via Chicago Sun-Times:
“We had a good conversation,” Nagy said. “Here’s a kid that I spent a year coaching on offense. It’s a tough situation. I wanted to see — making sure that he’s OK but understanding, too, the situation that happened is unfortunate for everybody. He knows that. The only thing I cared about when I talked to him was literally his personal life, how he’s doing. It was a good conversation. He sounded good. But that’s it.
“The other stuff, that’s not where it’s at. There’s more to it than the football, so we talked strictly on that.”
“As far as the person, with me and coaching him and all that stuff, there were no issues at all,” he said. “He was a really, really good kid. He came to work every day. He wasn’t late to meetings, any of that. So it was obviously a surprise. It’s an unfortunate situation for everybody. We all understand it. It’s a learning lesson for everybody. That’s the biggest thing is making sure that he understood that when I talked to him. But I also understand there’s other parties involved, and so does he.
Hunt, who played one year under Nagy, was released by the Chiefs in 2018 after a video surfaced showing the running back pushing and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel earlier in the year.
The Chiefs took action after they found out Hunt lied to them about what he did, to which he confirmed he didn’t tell them all of the specifics.